JasonSeahorn wrote:Didn't the PS2 originally start out in Japan/the US as mostly being bought because it could play DVDs? Or at least Sony was concerned because people were buying it to play DVDs only? That sounds like what is going on now with Blue-Ray.
Not at all. DVD was a nice bonus with the PS2, maybe something that could push someone to buying it over a rival console, but it was not nearly the format pushing player that people ever used as a standalone like the PS3 is now.
The PS3 is the absolute best blu-ray player on the market by a large margin, and priced as one of the cheapest. The PS2 was one of the absolute worst DVD players on the market, and priced high for what it was in terms of DVD. Joe Schmo who has no interest in videogames was never buying a PS2 to use as their standalone DVD player.